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MedKoo CAT#: 525748

CAS#: 1438-30-8

Description: Netropsin is a basic polypeptide isolated from Streptomyces netropsis. It is cytotoxic and its strong, specific binding to A-T areas of DNA is useful to genetics research. Netropsin is a polyamide with antibiotic and antiviral activity. It has been shown that Netropsin is active both against Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative bacteria.

Price and Availability

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5mg USD 200 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-10-29. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Netropsin, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 525748
Name: Netropsin
CAS#: 1438-30-8
Chemical Formula: C18H26N10O3
Exact Mass: 430.21893
Molecular Weight: 430.473
Elemental Analysis: C, 50.22; H, 6.09; N, 32.54; O, 11.15

Synonym: Antibiotic 1142; Antibiotic T-1384; Antibiotic T1384; Antibiotic T 1384; Sinanomycin; Congocidin; Congocidine; F 6; F6; F-9; IA-887; IA887; IA 887; K-117; K117; K 117; Netropsin

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-(3-amino-3-iminopropyl)-4-(4-(2-guanidinoacetamido)-1-methyl-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxamido)-1-methyl-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H26N10O3/c1-27-9-11(6-12(27)16(30)23-4-3-14(19)20)26-17(31)13-5-10(8-28(13)2)25-15(29)7-24-18(21)22/h5-6,8-9H,3-4,7H2,1-2H3,(H3,19,20)(H,23,30)(H,25,29)(H,26,31)(H4,21,22,24)


Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

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2: Andronova VL, Grokhovsky SL, Surovaya AN, Gursky GV, Galegov GA. Effect of dimeric netropsin analogue 15Lys-bis-Nt and acyclovir on the reproduction of herpes simplex virus type 1. The search for variants of herpes virus with drug resistance to 15Lys-bis-Nt and acyclovir. Dokl Biochem Biophys. 2015;460:42-6. doi: 10.1134/S1607672915010123. Epub 2015 Mar 13. PubMed PMID: 25772989.
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